New Year’s Eve 2012 Concert Guide


new years eve 2013 sm New Years Eve 2012 Concert Guide

Looking for an alternative to watching five hours of Ryan Seacrest while your Mom serves you tortilla chips and mild salsa with a glass of bubbly grape soda? There are plenty of great concerts scheduled for New Year’s Eve 2012, which we’ve highlighted for you below.

New York City

Afrojack: Pier 94

Amanda Palmer (covering Prince’s Purple Rain): Terminal 5

Azealia Banks: Boom Boom Room

Blonde Redhead and Beach Fossils: Irving Plaza

– The Disco Biscuits: Theatre at Madison Square Garden

– The Felice Brothers: Mercury Lounge

Gov’t Mule: Beacon Theatre

Holy Ghost!, Midnight Magic, and The Juan MacLean: Brooklyn Bowl

– Jay-Z & Coldplay: Barclays Center

Kid Congo and the K-Holes and DJ Jonathan Toubin: Home Sweet Home

– Matthew Dear: Le Bain

– Manitoba (of New York Dolls): Bowery Electric

– Merchandise: 285 Kent

– Nas: Radio City Music Hall

Phish: Madison Square Garden

Pretty Lights: Roseland Ballroom

Psychic Ills: Saint Vitus

– Punch Brothers: Bowery Ballroom

– RJD2 and Com Truise: The Gramercy Theatre

Titus Andronicus and Dapwell: Glasslands


The Airborne Toxic Event: Metro

Big Gigantic: Aragon

Butch Walker: Bottom Lounge

– Chandeliers: The Hideout

Charles Bradley: Lincoln Hall

Hannibal Burress: Zanie’s Comedy Club

The Hood Internet: Beauty Kitchen

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound: Mayne Stage

Leftover Salmon and The Lee Boys: Vic Theater

Local H: Beat Kitchen

Los Lobos: City Winery

Maps & Atlases: Schubas

Mucca Pazza: Empty Bottle

MUTEMATH: House of Blues

Naked Raygun and The Dwarves: Cobra Lounge

Orchard Lounge: Smart Bar

Paradise Waits (Grateful Dead): Ace Bar

Paul Oakenfold: The Castle

Porter Robinson: Congress Theater

– Robert Randolph & Karl Denson: Park West

Screeching Weasel: Reggie’s

Tilly and the Wall: Subterranean

Wanda Jackson: Double Door

White Mystery: Logan Square Auditorium

Los Angeles

ASAP Rocky: House of Blues

Cake: The Wiltern

Daedelus and Tokimonsta: Secret

The Henry Clay People: The Satellite

Kendrick Lamar: The Observatory (Santa Ana)

Rebelution: Hollywood Palladium

Redd Kross and The Melvins: The Alexandria

Sasha: Exchange L.A.

Zedd, Nicky Romero: Club Nokia


Bad Rabbits: Brighton Music Hall

— Deer Tick and Two Gallants: The Sinclair (Cambridge)

Lee Fields & the Expressions: Jordan Hall

The Magnetic Fields: Symphony Hall

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: House of Blues

My Morning Jacket and Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Agganis Arena

Soulive: Paradise Rock Club

San Francisco

Buckethead: Great American Music Hall

Dawes: The Independent

Erykah Badu: Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)

The Fresh & Onlys and Sonny and the Sunsets: The Chapel

Furthur: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

— Futuropolis (feat. Star Slinger, Holy Other and LowRIDERz): 1015 Folsom

— Sea of Dreams NYE (Gogol Bordello, Shpongle and The Glitch Mob): Concourse Exhibition Center

Nick Waterhouse: Bimbo’s 365 Club

Primus: The Warfield

— Sea of Dreams (feat. Gogol Bordello, Shpongle, The Glitch Mob and Trentemøller): Concourse Exhibition Center

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: The Fillmore

Vetiver: Cafe du Nord


Chase & Status: O2 Academy

Four Tet: Fabric

John Talabot: Corsica Studios

Julio Bashmore: Troxy

Marina and the Diamonds: Sanderson Hotel

Simian Mobile Disco and Hercules and Love Affair Soundsystem: XOYO

Tribes: The Water Rats



DeVotchka: Bear Tooth Theatre


Goodie Mob: Belly Up


Cherub: Grand Hyatt

Man or Astroman?: The Earl

Umphrey’s McGee: The Tabernacle

Athens (GA)

Kishi Bashi, Yip Deceiver and Modern Skirts: Georgia Theatre

Atlantic City

Jane’s Addiction: House of Blues

Rev Run and DJ Ruckus: Mixx Nightclub at Borgata

Tiësto: Revel Ovation Hall


Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: Emo’s

Grupo Fantasma: Beauty Ballroom

Keys N Krates: Lamberts

Neon Indian: The Mohawk

Ringo Deathstarr, Megafauna, and Japanther: Frontier Bar

Willie Nelson and Iron & Wine: Moody Theater

Charlotte (NC)

The Avett Brothers and Amos Lee: Greensboro Coliseum Complex (Greensboro, NC)

Joker and Skream: The Fillmore

Widespread Panic: Time Warner Cable Arena


The Afghan Whigs: Bogart’s


Cloud Nothings: Ohio City Masonic Temple


Big Freedia: Club DaDa

— Lights All Night (feat. Ghostland Observatory, Diplo, Axwell, Nero and 12th Planet): Fair Park

Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights: Granada Theater


Amon Tobin: City Hall Events Center

The Black Angels: Bluebird Theater

Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

— Decadence New Year’s Eve (feat. ATB, MiM0SA, Zeds Dead, Wolfgang Gartner and Flosstradamus): Colorado Convention Center

The Lumineers: Ogden Theatre

STS9: The Fillmore


Skrillex, Boys NoizeFlosstradamus and Destructo: The Palace of Auburn Hills

Zac Brown Band: Joe Louis Arena

Lake Tahoe

— SnowGlobe Music Festival (feat. Chromeo, Laidback Luke, Polica and Poolside): Lake Tahoe Community College

Las Vegas

Avicii: XS Nightclub at Encore

Benny Benassi: Marquee Nightclub

The Black Keys and Divine Fits: The Joint

Mayer Hawthorne: The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan

Nicky Minaj: Pure Nightclub

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Chelsea Ballroom

Travis Barker: Rain

Manchester (UK)

Simian Mobile Disco, Felix da Housecat, Benoit & Sergio, Tensnake, Annie Mac: The Warehouse Project


Carl Cox: The Mansion

Claude Von Stroke: Grand Central

Kaskade: Amnesia

Santigold: Delano


Astronautalis: Triple Rock

Montclair (NJ)

The Hold Steady and Lucero: The Wellmont Theatre


Bassnectar and Two Fresh: Bridgestone Arena

Keller Williams, Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys: Marathon Music Works

Moon Taxi: 3rd & Lindsley

Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge: Ryman Auditorium

PUJOL: Fort Nashville

New Orleans

Black Lips: One Eyed Jacks

Galactic: Tipitina’s Uptown

Gregg Allman: House of Blues

The Soul Rebels: d.b.a.

Toubab Krewe, Honey Island Swamp Band: Blue Nile


Erykah Badu and The Coup: Fox Theater


The Devil Makes Three: Theater of the Living Arts

The War on Drugs and Purling Hiss: Johnny Brenda’s

Portland (OR)

The Minus 5: Dour Fir Lounge

Paper Diamond and Nero: Oregon Convention Center

Typhoon: Mississippi Studios

San Diego

DJ Z-Trip: Block 16

Drop the Lime: Ivy Nightclub

Little Hurricane: Lafayette Hotel And Suites

Geezer (Weezer Tribute Band) and Red Not Chili Peppers (Tribute Band): The Ruby Room

— OMFG NYE (feat. Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Zedd and Dillon Francis): Valley View Casino Center


Beats Antique: Paramount Theatre

L.A. Riots: Foundation Nightclub

Rusko: WaMu Theatre

Supersuckers: Tractor Tavern


Beach Day and Natural Child: Crowbar


Machinedrum: Metropolis

The Sadies: Horseshoe Tavern

Young Empires: Lee’s Palace

Washington, DC

Drive-By Truckers and North Mississippi Allstars: 9:30 Club

The Roots: The Fillmore (Silver Spring, MD)